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Type Element Identification Tag

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000051347D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
Document File: 2 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Skinner, DW: AUTHOR

Abstract

Identification tag 10 is permanently attached to type band 11 and is inserted into a slot 12 in the frame 14 of the printer in which band 11 is installed. When installed, band 11 runs through window 13 clear of contact with tag 10. Insertion of tag 10 fully into slot 12 trips interlock switch element 15 of contact assembly 16, thereby enabling a band drive. The bottom edge of tag 10 has code notches 17 cut to selectively trip other contact elements 18 in switch assembly 16 to provide code signal identification for band 11. Identification code could be applied to tag 10 in other forms for magnetic, optical, pneumatic or electrical sensing, if desired. The decoded tag identification from elements 18 is used by the printer controls to assure use of the band image in a memory device corresponding to the band 11.

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Type Element Identification Tag

Identification tag 10 is permanently attached to type band 11 and is inserted into a slot 12 in the frame 14 of the printer in which band 11 is installed. When installed, band 11 runs through window 13 clear of contact with tag 10. Insertion of tag 10 fully into slot 12 trips interlock switch element 15 of contact assembly 16, thereby enabling a band drive. The bottom edge of tag 10 has code notches 17 cut to selectively trip other contact elements 18 in switch assembly 16 to provide code signal identification for band 11. Identification code could be applied to tag 10 in other forms for magnetic, optical, pneumatic or electrical sensing, if desired. The decoded tag identification from elements 18 is used by the printer controls to assure use of the band image in a memory device corresponding to the band 11. Tag 10 can also have visual identification corresponding to the notch code for visual inspection by a machine operator.

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